Hi-Five: Ellen Allien
The BPitch Control boss selects five of her favourite records from Tresor.

Ellen Allien witnessed it all. Returning from London, the German native experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and then all that came after—first working behind the bar and at the decks at Fischlabor…

Podcast 497: Paul Kalkbrenner
One of electronic music's biggest names shares the only live recording from his latest world tour.

Paul Kalkbrenner is an international superstar—arguably too celebrated to fit comfortably into our editorial. But he is here nonetheless, submitting a podcast for the XLR8R series, having offered a li…

Stream Sascha Funke's New Album in Full
'Lotos Land' is scheduled for June 9 release via Mule Musiq's Endless Flight.

As previously announced, Mule Musiq’s Endless Flight label will release Sascha Funke’s Lotos Land LP—the Berlin-based DJ-producer’s first solo album since 2008. The album takes its t…

Mule Musiq's Endless Flight Welcomes Sascha Funke
'Lotos Land' is scheduled for June 9 release.

Mule Musiq’s Endless Flight label will release Sascha Funke’s Lotos Land LP—the Berlin-based DJ-producer’s first solo album since 2008. The album takes its title and artwork from Alf…

Ellen Allien Preps New LP
'Nost' is scheduled for May 13 release.

Ellen Allien will release a new album, titled Nost. Nost, her seventh solo full-length to date, arrives more than three years after the release of her last album, LISm—which was an ambient record that…

MANIK 'Jazzy Poem'

When it comes to XLR8R downloads, without a doubt one of the most popular artists is MANIK. Surprisingly, out of the many tracks he has offered up, there was only one original track previously release…

K.atou Shares New Mix
The Athens-based artist compiles a 60-minute mix ahead of her Rhythm Rapport LA performance.

DJ-producer K.atou is set to play a Rhythm Rapport party in downtown Los Angeles on September 23. The Athens-based artist, a renowned digger with a love for Detroit techno, has shared her skills with …

Matthew Styles Preps EP on Ostgut Ton
'Metro' is due out September 2.

Matthew Styles will release his first full solo EP on Ostgut Ton this September. Styles has been actively releasing solo house records since 2007, contributing to labels such as BPitch Control, Runnin…

Q+A: DJ Red Returns to Electric Deluxe
'Underwater' is due out July 29.

DJ Red will release her second EP on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe at the end of July. Berlin-based Italian Simona Calvani (a.k.a. DJ Red) earned her reputation as a respected DJ in Rome’s te…

Phon.o Returns to BPitch Control for New EP
‘Fractions’ is set for worldwide release on June 26.

XLR8R favorite and longtime download contributor Carsten Aermes (aka Phon.o) has announced details surrounding his latest EP, set for release on June 26 via Ellen Allien’s label BPitch Control. Phon.o…

Beastie Boys "BB01 (MANIK 13 Colonies Edit)"

During the summer of 2015, the established NYC producer MANIK took the XLR8R downloads section by storm with his three Janet Jackson edits, two of which evidently took the #10 and #1 spot on our Top 1…

Cubenx "Blindfold" (Phon.O Wild Pitched Edit)

Having previously featured a number of downloads from Cubenx, we’ve come to greatly appreciate the Mexican producer for his creative and minimal style that is moody yet sombre, and full of emoti…

Stream a New EP from Velour Modular [Produced by Phon.o]
'Turpentine' EP is now available for purchase via Cr2 Underground.

The latest addition to the CR2 Underground family is the French visual artist and singer/songwriter Guilhem (a.k.a Velour Modular). After bursting onto the scene in 2014 with her Capsule EP, Guilhem h…

Moderat: Power of Three
They may be up to album number three, but Sebastian Szary, Sascha Ring and Gernot Bronsert's sonic synthesis doesn't come easy.

Disregarding the rare savant who can toss off a masterpiece in an afternoon, art rarely comes easily. Self-doubt is always there; the pressures of the outside world are always present; motivation, or …

Q&A: Housemeister Preps Full-Length LP for Detroit Underground
'Transfer' is set to drop on January 18 via Detroit Underground.

Berlin-based DJ and producer Housemeister is set to release his latest full-length album, Transfer, on Detroit Underground. With over thirty releases under his belt and heralded as of the longest runn…

Hi-Five: Camea
The Bpitch Control mainstay selects her top techno make-out tracks.

‘Tis the season for mistletoe, egg nog, and sitting by the fireside getting cozy with your significant other. In short, it’s kissing season! For those who like to get all lovey-dovey to an…

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